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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-05
(mit-krb5: Heap overflow in libkadm5srv)
The MIT Kerberos 5 administration library libkadm5srv contains a
heap overflow in the code handling password changing.
Under specific circumstances an attacker could execute arbitary
code with the permissions of the user running mit-krb5, which could be
the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All mit-krb5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.6'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 16396 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-05.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-1189
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